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CIP builds, maintains and manages networks of international leaders and experts in the field of knowledge-based business from industry, academia and public actors. These networks supports and interacts to the furthest extent possible with all activities promoted, supported, coordinated or managed by the center and the CIP platform. CIP has an industry partner program with key actors such as Philips, Ericsson and Nestlé, collaborating on multiple levels of education and research activities.


CIP Summit India 2017

CIP has just arrived in New Delhi for the CIP Summit India 2017, on the 2nd-3rd November. CIP is honored to arrange the summit in collaboration with India Development Foundation (IDF) and Carnegie India, supported by the Embassy of Seden in New Delhi.

The aim of the current collaborative effort is to contextualize intellectual property debates within the larger narrative of innovation, and to identify policy measures for effective and innovator-friendly outcomes” states Shubhashis Gangopadhyay Research Director os IDF and C. Raja Mohan, Director of Carnegie India. “Therefore, the discussions will be led by a select group of academics, policy makers, and industry representatives from high-innovation settings and sectors. At the end of this workshop, the partners plan to come out with a detailed report capturing the discussions at each session and the policy insights emerging from them.”

Among the participants of the conference we find both academics and industry professionals, such as Kirti Gupta from Qualcomm, Vikas Kathuria from Bennett University, Sheetal Chopra from Ericsson, Avirup Bose from Jindal Global Law School, Rajesh Gokhale from National Institute of Immunology, and Chitra Iyer from Philips.

CIP looks forward to interesting discussions and new insights into innovation process and IP management on the Indian market.

CIP at IP4Business in Tallinn

CIPs Bowman Heiden and Anton Svensson participated in the IP4Business Training Roadshow event the 12th of October in the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tallinn.

The IP4Business roadshow aims to educate and inspire SMEs, entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, tech transfer professionals and students on how to work with intellectual property and assets to grow. The session was very interesting with a run-down of the IPR helpdesk activities along with a presentation of the Unitary patent and unitary patent court system that is due to be implemented shortly after many years of work.

Heiden held a lecture based on intellectual asset management and the theoretical framework of the three arenas which was followed by a presentation of one of the case studies performed on behalf of the EPO on Skeleton Technologies, an Estonian company developing, producing and selling graphene ultracapacitators. It is an interesting case of one of the first commercialized applications of the “two dimensional” material which enables superior performance to ultracapacitators.

It was a great event and a great opportunity to build on the strong collaboration between CIP and the European Patent Office.

CIP at SNITTS yearly conference Innovation by Collaboration

CIP participates at SNITTS’ (Swedish Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer Support) yearly conference Innovation by Collaboration in Stockholm, to join in the discussions on how to maximize Sweden’s innovation capacity and what best practice cases to be inspired from on both and national and international level.

CIP Deputy Director Bowman Heiden will talk on the first day on the topic “What can we actually accomplish? – a therapy session” where he will bring attention to the value creation of technology transfer.

CIP’s colleague Knut Egelie will also talk on the second day on “The development of the IP and patent landscape for CRIPSR/Cas”.

CIP at CPIP Summer Institute in Beaver Creek, USA

Innovative and Creative IP Commercialization

Bowman Heiden presented as part of a panel discussion on Innovative and Creative IP Commercialization at the CPIP Summer Institute in Beaver Creek, CO, USA. The panelists included Christopher Sabec (Rightscorp), Susan Rohol (Nike), Luke McLeroy (Avanci), Mike Smith (Carnegie Mellon) and the moderator was Michael Risch (Villanova).

CIP at IPBC 2017 in Ottawa

IPBC 2017 – Meeting the Convergence Challenge

IPBC 2017 follows up on the CIP FORUM 2016 theme of convergence, and CIP is in Ottawa to partake in the interesting discussions. Bowman Heiden moderates the session on policy priorities, focusing in the central role of IP in innovation processes in technology convergence, and how it increases in relevance in policy making.

The sessions speakers are:

  • Bruce Berman, Chair, Centre for Intellectual Property Understanding
  • Konstantinos Georgaras, Director general, corporate strategies and services, Canadian IP Office
  • Malcolm T Meeks, Vice president and patent director, France Brevets
  • Mark Schaan, Director general, marketplace framework policy branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

CIPs Executive Education BIP Module 2

CIPs executive education BIP (The Business of Intellectual Property) Module 2 starts today with particpants from our partner companies, such Nokia, Volvo, Ericsson, Sandvik, Electrolux, joining us in Gothenurg for a three day module on intellectual asset capture, positioning, and commercialization, as well as the intellectual asset manangement approach to innovation. The partners will also present the assignments from Module 1 for feedback from both the faculty and the other participants.

We are happy to have experts such as Brian Hinman, CIPO at Philips, and Roberto Castagno, Nokia, joining as guest lecturers.

We look forward to three days of great disussion.

Intellectual Property Strategy Forum 2017 in London, UK

Bowman Heiden participated in a panel discussion on Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) at the Intellectual Property Strategy Forum 2017 in London, UK. CIP Advisory Board members Brian Hinman, Bruce Schelkopf, and Ian Harvey also participated as well as ICM alumni, Marcus Malek from Aistemos and Philip Ideström from SAAB. More information on the event is available here.

CIP Executive Education BIP- Thanks to all Participants

We look back a great last week at High Tech Campus in Eidhoven and the first module of CIPs Executive Education. Thank you all participants from Volvo, Ericsson, Nokia, Sandvik, Hydro, Chr Hansen, Electrolux, PRV, Patentstyret, I3PM and Qatar Foundation Research and Development.

We look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg May 8th-10th for the second module.

CIP Executive Education BIP

CIPs executive education The Business of Intellectual Property kicks off in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on March 28th-30th. Participants from our partners will join us for the first module of the education program focusing on the role of IP in business. With us we have Ruud Peters, PIPCO, advisory board member of CIP and former CIPO at Philip.

We look forward to interesting  discussions and getting to know our partner colleagues.

The second module will be in Gothenburg, Sweden, on May 8th-10th.